The Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles brings the best of the original Mexican festival to the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.
El Jeremías (Jeremy)
El Jeremías is a story of an extremely bright little boy, who is also a misfit. After he finds out he is a genius, he struggles to succeed despite the ignorance and poverty of his family. Being only an 8-year-old boy, he has to anticipate the most difficult decision of his life: What does he want to be when he grows up?
María, a 17 year-old Mayan Kaqchikel girl, lives with her parents in a coffee plantation on the side of an active volcano in Guatemala. She is awaited by an arranged marriage she doesn't want but can't escape. Despite being an Indian woman, María will try to change her fate. However, a complication with her pregnancy forces her to set out and look for a hospital: the modern world she had always dreamt of will save her life, but at too high a price.
Los Angeles: August 28 - 30. Full details on the FICG in LA website.